12 years a slave movie http://t.co/K5KtitCdTE – Story with a Canadian connection that is not the Freedom Crossing http://t.co/EMpzrhGCmq
— U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) October 23, 2013
If you haven’t seen the movie 12 years a slave I suggest you do so. In particular the last 45 minutes is extremely thought provoking. Incredibly the story takes place about 160 years ago. The good news is that the world as come a long way. That said, it is a reminder that “freedom” is a delicate thing. As Ronald Reagen would say:
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
The movie takes place before the Civil War and before the 14th Amendment. As you know the “Equal Protection” clause of the 14 amendment was for the purpose of giving Blacks equal citizenship.